90 Days to Truth for Your First Executive Hire


Is this a make-or-break move for your company? 5 tips for getting it right. You launched a few years ago. You have grown your users or customers to a very respectable level. You bartered, low-paid (equity more than cash), and basically cobbled together a product that meets the minimum needs of your audience. And you just raised a decent funding round to ramp up growth. But, you look around the room and all you see is a group of extremely passionate and dedicated staff all of whom have no experience in scaling a company. It’s time for your first executive hire. Don’t screw it up – you just may tank the company. Think I am being over dramatic? You are going to be giving someone else the keys to the safe (if not they are not an executive hire or your expectations are way out of wack). In this era of social media, remote workers, and enough internet knowledge to let anyone fool you, there are a few basic steps to ensure hiring success. Here are my Top 5 steps: Use your advisors. It’s simple, the more eyes on someone, the more you can uncover strengths and weaknesses. I am

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